Elizabeth Clark Photography
Huron Village, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge-based photographer Elizabeth Clark tasked me to design her studio office in the lovely Huron Village neighborhood. Working with Elizabeth, we set two main goals for the space – it had to be flexible and it had to reflect her artistic aesthetic. Elizabeth wanted a space that would reflect her brand, reinforce her personality, and regard her artistic vision.
The small storefront space itself needed to accommodate three distinct areas: a welcoming, comfortable seating area to meet with clients that could also function well for the occasional studio shoot; a large work station for spreading out photos and work; and a more traditional office space with a computer desk and equipment storage. And of course, the cozy space had to feel open and engaging – for both her clients and Elizabeth, as this is her creative workspace. Keeping the space open, I defined the areas with strategic furniture placement and a decorative ceiling pendant over each area.
To draw on Elizabeth’s aesthetic I kept the design concept clean and contemporary with a dose of smart, classic New England prep. The space is bright and fresh. White and light gray dominate the color palette with accents of navy blue and coral. The furniture brought in classic details such as the button tufted chesterfield sofa, but also echoed the modern take on the space with Louis XVI style chairs, which have a contemporary white lacquer finish with understated navy linen upholstery.
The finished space reflects both inspiration and functionality – everything an artist needs for her craft.